The bouquet of luxury trains offered by the Indian Railways takes the travellers on an experience of indulgence with memories that would last a lifetime. PEAKLIFE takes you through what’s on offer at these exuberant luxury train tours.
Travelling in India means meeting diversity, beauty and integrity under one roof and the best way to enjoy and explore the Indian cities, coastal towns, villages and regional areas in comfort way, is only through a train of India. India provides the most spectacular and unforgettable rail journeys with the 4th largest railway network in the world.Today, in the time of speed and technology let’s explore what Indian Railways and IRCTC provide you with its fleet of luxury trains which are not just a mean of transport but journeys where you’re in no hurry to reach the destination.
The Maharaja Express
Often called “the Orient Express of the Orient,” The Maharaja Express bestowed the “World’s Leading Luxury Train” award for five consecutive years from 2012 to 2016. This half-a-mile long train is prepared to meet the highest quality of hospitality, lavish suites and what not!Built with the idea of exploring India’s heritage while on board a palace, the train has been equipped with modern amenities to offer comfortable onboard experiences to the guest, such as pneumatic suspension, live television, Wi-Fi, attached bathroom, dining cars, bar, lounge, and souvenir shop. It tours 5 circuits covering more than 12 destinations across North-West and Central India. You can look up the bookings on the IRCTC portal.
Palace on Wheels
India’s first pan-country super luxury train “Palace On Wheels” is a full package shows what Luxury is all about.Luxurious cabins, exquisite wallpapers, well-stocked bar, gracious hospitality and local culture displayed by artistic use of paintings and handicrafts – it is literally like a ‘palace on wheels’ that recreates the bygone era of kings and their royal palaces.Palace on Wheels takes it travellers through the heart of Rajasthan by the carriages inspired by the carriages used by the former Maharajas, Nizams, and Viceroys.
The Deccan Odyssey
The Deccan Odyssey is a special luxury train with a 5-star hotel on wheels covering the heritage site of Maharashtra and boosting the tourism on the Konkan route.Royal treatment for passengers, palace-like interiors of the cabins, multi-cuisine restaurants, lounges, a conference car, an onboard spa and other state-of-the-art amenities make it one of the most luxurious trains in India and in the world as well.Sail into an age of romance and royalty and rediscover the art of elegant train traveling with The Deccan Odyssey.
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
As the name suggests, this train gives its travellers a tour of the rich heritage of Rajasthan. It is known for offering supreme quality of comfort and an everlasting traveling experience with its luxury cabins modeled on erstwhile royal palaces, multi-cuisine restaurants, bars and spa services on board, this train lives up to its name. With a grand musical red-carpet welcome and the warmth of hospitality that one expects from Rajasthani culture, this train is a true experience of luxury and royalty.
The Golden Chariot
Experience the regal experience of the rich south Indian traditions on the Golden Chariot Luxury Train. The Golden Chariot is well known for its impeccable hospitality. The train has AC chambers with royal interiors, bars, restaurants serving multi-variety cuisines, a mini gym, Ayurveda spa and other 5-star facilities. The Golden Chariot with its interior decor inspired by the Hoyasala and Mysore tradition of architecture takes you to the bygone era of royalty and elegant traveling.